Table saws are, without a doubt, a must-have tool for every wood workshop. These tools can cover a wide range of that’s that compound miter saws and cross saws can do, and with additional attachments, you can expand its capabilities even further. There are several points that you should consider when looking for a table saw, namely its motor and speed delivery, how portable the unit is, what supplementary features or accessories it comes with, as well as the blade size and rip capacity.
This time, we’re going to check out the Bosch 4100-09 Worksite Table Saw. This is another great portable table saw option if you need to take one to various worksites. It has collected a considerable amount of positive reviews from both customers and industry experts, and it’s easy to see why. Without further ado, let’s dive into our review and hopefully, you’ll be able to see what makes this such a great portable table saw.
The 4100-09 comes with a 15.0 amp motor that generates up to 4 horsepower. The motor also spins the blade at up to 3,650 RPM which isn’t necessarily the fastest speed, but it’s enough to handle a number of cutting jobs in various hardwoods.
The blade that comes with this worksite table saw kit is a 10-inch 40T carbide-tip blade which, we feel, does an extraordinary job at making clean cuts every time. You can purchase additional blades if you need to, though, for first-time users, the included blade works wonders.
The ripping capacity determines how wide of a board can sit comfortably on the table saw. This unit has a 25-inch ripping capacity which is a bit smaller than what you’d normally find in a worksite table saw, though it still provides enough support for all sorts of commonly-used board widths and lengths. In addition, you can bevel the blade up to 47° and even produce dado cuts of up to 13/16 inches deep.
Weight and Portability
The overall weight of the unit and stand plays a huge role in determining how portable a table saw is. In the case of the 4100-09, it weighs only 60 pounds (including stand), so loading and unloading the unit from your truck’s bed is easy and convenient. In addition, this kit includes a Gravity-Rise stand (stands upright without support) and two 8-inch pneumatic wheels for pulling the lightweight unit from place to place.
Bosch 4100-09: Bottom Line
The Bosch 4100-09 Worksite Table Saw is one of the best portable table saws available on the market today. Other than the somewhat small-sized table and limited rip capacity, there’s nothing to complain about. The powerful motor and quick speed delivery and portability make this table saw worthy of praise.
Some users have found that the motor will produce loud noises after two years of use, but this can be avoided completely with proper care and periodic checkups (recommended for every table saw). All-in-all, Bosch has produced an amazing lightweight table saw that DIY-hobbyists and professional woodworkers can enjoy.